Bachelor’s Degree in Simulation and Game Design

  • Overview

    The award-winning Simulation and Game Design (SGD) program at WPU provides a broad background and exploration of the gaming industry, whether you’re interested in the entertainment side of it or the burgeoning field of serious gaming. Through the degree program, you will learn to master design, 3D modeling, and programming used in developing video games or simulation training in military, healthcare, academic and industrial applications.

    Growth in the industry has increased demand for artists, animators, programmers, and designers who can combine an artistic background with technical know-how, creative storytelling, and an understanding of the complex interconnectedness of the world we inhabit. The curriculum and coursework emphasize aesthetics, technical skills, computer science, programming languages, and audience analysis and development. The SGD Lab is a state-of-the-art space with the latest and most remarkable technologies available to students.

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  • Courses

    View the Academic Catalog to see courses in Simulation and Game Design.

    Simulation and Game Design B.A.: Sample 4-Year Plan

  • Faculty
    Roger_Christman Headshot
    Department Chair of Art, Communication, and SGD; Associate Professor of Art, Communication, and SGD
    Brandon_Crews Headshot
    Assistant Professor of Simulation and Game Design; Program Director of Simulation and Game Design
    Jackson Bostian headshot
    Assistant Professor of Interactive Design
    Assistant Professor of Communication and Interactive Design
  • Careers

    There are currently numerous simulation and game companies in and around the Raleigh, NC and Triangle area with continued plans for expansion in this market. The global video game industry is expected to reach $545.98 billion in revenue by 2028. This flourishing industry currently offers a projected career growth of 9.3% through 2026.

    Simulation and Game Design graduates work in a variety of companies with titles such as: 

    • Multimedia Artist or Animator
    • Software Developer
    • UX Designer
    • Art Director
    • Visual Programmer
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